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15 Cards in this Set

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the systematic study of human society
the study of the larger world and our society's place in it
global perspective
nations with very productive economic systems in which most people have relatively high incomes
high-income countries
nations with moderately productive economic systems in which people's incomes are about the global average
middle-income countries
nations with less productive econmic systems in which most people are poor
low-incom countries
a way of understanding based on science
a statement of how and why specific facts are related
a basic image of society that guides thinking and research
theoretical paradigm
a framework for building theory that seees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability
structural-functional paradigm
any relatively stable pattern of social behavior
social structure
the consequences of any social pattern for the operation of society as a whole
social functions
the recognized and intended consequences of any social pattern
mainfest functions
the undersirable consequences of any social pattern fro the operation of society
social dysfunctions
a framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change
social-conflict paradigm
a concern with broad patterns that shape society as a whole
macro-level orientation